Cats Eye (Red Tigers Eye)
- Alternative Names: Ox Eye, Dragon’s Eye, Cats Eye, Red Tigers Eye
- Crystal System: Trigonal
- Formation: Tertiary
- Mineral Class: Silicon Dioxide, quartz group
- Hardness Mohs: 7
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Location Found: US, Canada, Brazil, China, India, and Burma
- Colour: Red redy/brown
- Forms: natural, tumbled, cut/carved and very common in Jewelry
- Birthstone: Nil
- Astrological Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Numerological Number: 4 and 5
- Element: Fire
Types of Stones in the Eye Family:
Tigers Eye History Mythology Information: Tigers Eye originally got its name due to the way it can look like an eye when polished, this then leads to the belief that it was a protective stone and thought to protect the wearer against the ‘evil eye’, demons and spells. In the middle ages, it was very popular to have amulets made from Tigers Eye for protection purposes.
Red Tigers Eye Metaphysical Healing Properties Information: Red Tigers Eye works predominately through the Sacral and Root Chakras: so it is a fantastic energy stone. It will help to stimulate all area of your life particularly where there are creative energies following, this makes it a great stone to help artist find inspiration and passion in creating. It is a stone of passion that can help to motivate you to have a healthier sex life by increasing your sex drive. Red Tigers Eye is a stone that will assist you to feel more energetic and motivated, it does this by connecting all of your meridians or energy points to assist with the flow of energy around your body. Red Tigers Eye is a stone that will assist with your self-confidence or self-esteem and help you to understand you are who you are for a reason and you have a place and a purpose in this lifetime. Affirmation: I have a passion for all areas of my life.
Question: What area of your life inspires you?
Is Tigers Eye Dangerous? Tigers Eye, Cats Eye and Hawks Eye are made up of deeply embedded asbestos and actinolite fibres. Asbestos is a known hazardous material. However, the fibres are deeply embedded and replaced over time by quartz and iron oxides and should cause no issue particularly when sealed or polished. When cutting or polishing any member of this stone family please take all necessary precaution to ensure the loose fibres do not cause damage.
The cause of its chatoyance can be embedded fibres of asbestos, as well as actinolite fibres.
Asbestos is a well known useful but hazardous material and can cause lung cancer, but its dangerous fibres are well embedded in hawk’s eye and cat’s eye and pose no danger for its owner. They are completely replaced by quartz and iron oxides in Tiger’s Eye.
Red Tigers Eye Physical Healing – Treats eye issues, throat and reproductive organs, Helpful for repairing broken bones.
Red Tigers Eye Applications suggested ways to use:
- Red Tigers Eye is a great stone to carry around with you so that you feel more energetic. Combines well with Carnelian, Amber, Golden Rutilated Quartz and Sunstone for this purpose.
- Red Tigers Eye can be placed under your mattress or on the bedside table in order to rekindle or stimulate a passionate relationship.
- Work with Red Tigers Eye to inspire passion and commitment as a couple. Stones that combine well for passion are Carnelian, Garnet, Ruby and or Red Tigers Eye in order to bring the passion back into the relationship as well.
- Red tigers Eye can be carried or placed in a work area in order to get the creative juices flowing. Stones that combine well for creativity are Red Tigers Eye, Carnelian, Citrine, Garnet and Rhyolite for this purpose.
- As a healing tool, it can be used in the Sacral or Root Chakra areas in order to stimulate or balance all of your lower organs.
- As a meditation stone, Red Tiger Eye is fantastic either held or gazed upon in order to find inspiration for a specific purpose or life direction.
- Using in a grid for creative inspiration or improvement of relationship from a sexual aspect.